Polymega ‘Tweetstorm’ Announces Product Delays

Last Thursday, during what they had hyped as a “Tweetstorm”, Polymega (formerly known as Retroblox) announced that their upcoming console will be delayed due to a shortage in 14nm CPU’s.  They also listed a few features of the console, then ended with an announcement that the product will go back on pre-order soon.

Here’s the full “official” announcements from the Tweetstorm:

  • Polymega hardware is “finished”.
  • CPU is a 35W Intel Coffee Lake S series Processor
  • Processor can be upgraded in the future by authorized service only*.
  • You can add up to 1TB of NVMe M.2 2280 SSD (not included in price)
  • High percentage compatibility rate with HLE BIOS
  • Includes only in-house created or legally licensed software.
  • Second round of pre-orders open in May.

I’ve seen a few blog’s praising the Polymega, but none with actual hands-on experience;  Just a regurgitation of their press release.  I’m very much looking forward to a real, objective review that explains exactly what advantages the Polymega has over other emulation solutions, as this is very different from what the Retroblox was announced to be.

*I have a history in computer hardware design & manufacturing with 12 years in hardware and the previous 8 in IT.  I’ve seen the “upgradable CPU” claim before made by massive companies with huge R&D teams.  It’s never worked before.  Keep your expectations in check.

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